Explanation Texts. An Explanation Text is a non-fiction piece of writing which is meant to describe a process such as how a car is made for example. Explanation texts include specific features that include Written in the present tense, text arranged into numbered points, time connectives, diagrams with labels and pictures with captions.
This unit is the second in a block of four non-fiction units in Year 2. It can be linked to many curriculum subjects or themes in which a process needs to be understood. This could include any life cycle, for example sunflowers, tadpoles.
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.The KS1 National Curriculum content for Year 2 is arranged in a mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry blocks focusing on different text types. Blocks are divided into units, each of which covers objectives across the Year 2 English curriculum, with an emphasis on introducing the core text, comprehension, composition or SPAG.What is an Explanation Text? Explanation text is a piece of non-fiction writing explaining an action process or event in a detailed but simple way. It features numbered points, time connectives, pictures, diagrams, labels and captions to help the receiver understand the process of what’s being delivered.
When starting a unit on explanation texts, a teacher will usually give the class a range of explanation texts to read. They will discuss the above features and highlight them on the text. They may decide which text they prefer and be asked to give reasons for why they think it is better, for example: shorter sentences make it easier to understand, eye-catching pictures, better layout, etc.Read More
The circulatory system is one of the most important systems in the body. Made up of the heart, blood and blood vessels, the circulatory system is your body's delivery system. Your heart plays and important part in being healthy. It keeps all the blood in your circulatory system flowing. Blood helps oxygen get around your body. When you exercise you can feel your pulse, it tells you how fast.Read More
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Year 2 English Plans We provide Hamilton Year 2 English both as weekly plans (below) and as flexible blocks. We will eventually be phasing out the plans, as we believe our flexible blocks offer you all of the same advantages and more.Read More
A brilliant explanation text about autism. Published books we recommend! The Book That Eats People! WARNING! THIS IS NOT A BEDTIME STORY Legend has it there exists a book that eats people. This is that book! Many readers have been unable to escape its perilous pages. But this isn't that book.Read More
Evacuee Explanation texts We wrote explanation texts to explain what evacuation was in the role of the Government at the time of World War Two. Part 1 of Cerys's evacuation explanation text in the role of the Government at the time.Read More
Detailed English plan - Year 2 - Explanation - Summer This detailed English plan will support teachers in year 2 deliver an exciting and engaging unit of work linked with explanation texts. The plan has been carefully crafted to allow children to meet the heightened demands of Curriculum 2014.Read More
The human digestive system is a complex series of organs and glands that processes food.In order to use the food we eat as energy, our body has to break the food down into smaller molecules that it can process; it also has to excrete (or get rid of) waste. Most of the digestive organs (like the stomach and intestines) are tube-like and contain the food as it makes its way through the body.Read More
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